In a world full of clutter, we sometimes forget that there are simple people, living simple lives in remote locations. There are rural communities in Sri Lanka where a typical day starts with the first streak of light, where the fields must be watered before the sun gets too hot, where life revolves around the market, the school, the temple, the lake. On an Ayu in the Wild village walk you feel grounded. Quite literally.
Minimum 3 nights
Available all year
It’s for those who seek to connect with people and places and some of the best local experiences in Sri Lanka.
In many locations you can opt for luxury or keep it low key but some village walks can only be offered in remote locations with a limited choice of accommodation.
Low to moderate.
No the experiences are real but your Sri Lankan holiday can certainly be tailor made!
Yes, you will travel in a private chauffeur driven vehicle while each experience will be hosted only for you by a local who is part of our team of location specific guides.
Send us an enquiry to cost out a bespoke holiday for you.
Another highlight was meeting the local farming family, visiting their onion farm, being taken by the farmer’s son to his school and classrooms and finally on our way out a look at the large wholesale market where these individual farmers bring in their produce.The Rubinstein and Vandervelde Family (kids 10 and 13 years) – London
The naturalist spent time with me walking up the road pointing out trees , butterflies and other creatures. He is a lovely man very knowledgeable and generous. Meeting the jungle-farming family was an eye opening experience. The dedication of a family to live off the land and be self sufficient is what many of us aspire to… Taking a shower in the open air – delightful!! ..The staff prepared delicious morning fresh juices and went out of their way to make a celebratory birthday dinner for me.D. Kempler – U.S.A
Each walk requires a 3 night stay. We can help you visit other locations on our island either before or after.
Tell us when you wish to travel and we will advice you on the village walks you can do, depending on where it is likely to rain during the two monsoons that fall on our island.
Mostly yes, but some village walks can only be offered in remote locations with a limited choice of accommodation.
Not a lot. Once you get to the location of your village walk, then that’s your base to explore on foot. You can decide if its for an hour or a day.
Yes, we can add on a beach stay. From November to April, the West, South West and Deep South of the island are bathed in sunshine and with calm seas. You can stay along this coast even in the Summer months of July and August but seas are slightly rough. From May to October, you find some of the world’s best beaches in the stunning East Coast where you can wade out for hundreds of feet into the clear blue shallow seas.